International forum: Saint-Étienne invites UNESCO Creatives Cities

Exploring the potential of Bifurcations in Cities

Conference24 june 10:00 - 12:00

par Sonia HedhibiCité du design
3 rue Javelin Pagnon
42000 Saint-Étienne
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This Forum aims to highlight the creativity of cities to answer the following questions in concrete terms: How are cities experimenting with other ways, collective, sober and respectful of ecosystems (biodiversity, etc.)? How do they support the development of new practices in housing, mobility, health or education? How do they promote new ways of consuming or producing? The speakers will focus on practical achievements developed in one of the 6 themes selected by the Biennial: Housing, Mobility, Health, Biodiversity, Education and Production.

A forum developed by the Cité du design's international relations department co-designed and led by Laetitia Wolff, sustainable design innovation consultant 


10:00 am - 10:05 am
Welcome by Marc Chassaubéné, President of the Cité du design, Vice-President of Saint-Etienne Métropole 

10:05 am - 10:30 am
Mr. Gaël Perdriau, Mayor of Saint-Etienne, President of Saint-Etienne Métropole 
Véronique Roger-Lacan, Ambassador Permanent Delegate of France to UNESCO
Denise Bax, Secretary of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
Alexandre Navarro, Secretary General of the French National Commission for UNESCO (CNFU)

Bifurcation of production, process and system 

10:30-10:55 AM
Patrick Marmen, representative of Montreal, UNESCO Creative City of Design
Topic: The context of emergency has created opportunities for disruption in the design innovation acquisition processes used by the City of Montreal's Office of Design  
Respondent:  Nathalie Arnould, Design Manager Saint-Etienne Métropole

10:55-11:10 AM
Ayoung UM, Human City Design Award Seoul 
Topic: The creation of a space for pre-teens and the creative approach of EUS architects who systematically involved children in the conception of these spaces received the first Citizen vote from Human City Award. 
Respondent: Turin Personality, Italy 

Bifurcation of habitat, mobility and city  

11:10-11:30 AM
Noura Al Sayeh, architect and advisor for heritage projects at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities.
Topic: "Pearls, testimony of an island economy" UNESCO world heritage site, heritage revitalization, urban regeneration, cultural heritage/eco of pearl activity. 
Respondent: Aldiouma Yatara, Mali - Cultural Heritage Bank

Bifurcations in the biodiversity

11:30-11:50 AM 
José Andrés Chama Avilés, young permaculture designer in Querétaro, Mexico 
Topic: Innovation Urban Greening - this is the effort to create a healthier city by reaching 9 m² of green space per capita as recommended by the WHO. 
Respondent:  Budapest, Deputy Mayor and City Councilor

11:50-12:10 PM 
Luiz Alberto Saboia, President of the Foundation of Science, Technology and Innovation of Fortaleza and Head of Innovation of the City of Fortaleza, Brazil 
Topic: The Micro Park encourages nature and biodiversity as a model for public space development versus expensive, paved areas, using participatory design to engage vulnerable population.
Respondent:  Puebla, responsible for the historic center 

12:10 - 12:15 PM

Questions / Answers 

12:15 - 12:20 PM

Kenji Kondo (Kobe) / Eriko Esaka (Nagoya) / Naoyuki Watanabe (Asahikawa)
Focus Japan: Asahikawa Design Week 

12:20 - 12:30 PM
Isabelle Vérilhac, International and Innovation Director, Cité du design
Intervention of Franck Deville, Macarons Deville and Nadine Briallon, le Messager Gourmand culinary animation 

Terms and conditions 
The interventions will take place within the Bienniale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne event in person but also virtually for those who cannot come to the event.


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par Sonia HedhibiCité du design
3 rue Javelin Pagnon
42000 Saint-Étienne
Version française

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